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Gamboa Rainforest Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Goethals Blvd. | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good resort for adults who like plants and birds. The grounds are amazing. Beautiful tropical plants are everywhere, thousands of birds are singing and the view of the lake with hills in the distance is spectacular. Our hotel room was spacious and beautiful. The large swimming pool was nice for adults, but did not have much for... More

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Petersburg, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was fortunate to enjoy this magnificent resort with a tour group. We were kindly greeted by staff with drinks and cool towels. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The room was sizable and had two queen beds. The balcony offered beautiful views of the property and rainforest. I enjoyed sitting on the balcony and lounging in the hammock. Mosquitos were... More

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65 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about this hotel is the property itself. The night safari is free and we got to see two sloths as well as some other animals. The rooms are larger with large balcony. The beds are kinda hard. The buffet is ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the hotel could use a fresh coat of paint the rooms are big, comfortable, well stocked and the staff was phenomenal. Guests are treated to a night safari and a morning jungle walk included with their stay. Many other tours are available for a fee.We were disappointed we did not see many animals but other guests told us they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Resort is less then an hour from panama city. Rooms are big and clean. Each room has its dehumidifier. Balcony had hammock in them. This had nice swimming pool. We had opted for all inclusive package. Staff was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. Lots of activity offered.

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Panama City, Panama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in the middle of the rainforest is a unique experience. Didn't like that we could not take any of the tours. They were always full. Without taking the tour its just like any other hotel. Food was good but no beef in the menu. Rooms have a scent of old and moisture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a great place for relaxation. Although it needs more and better maintenance, the A/C in our suite was broken. The personnel was good though we had to ask for everything and make sure they set things for us properly and despite asking for things like check out, the bedroom door was locked despite of the fact that we personally... More

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, are very helpful to improve the service of our hotel; we will continue working hard to provide the best service and product to each of our guests. Regards More

Roatan, Honduras
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to Gamboa Resort a few times before and truly enjoyed our experience there. The setting and environment are just stunning and captivating , the facilities of highest standards. At Gamboa, you are surrounded by mystical forest, nature and the Chagres river. The eco tours offered by the resort are very interesting and the tour guides knowledgeable, friendly... More

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Appreciate your comments are very important for the operation of the hotel. we will continue with the customer service plan to ensure that all our staff will deliver a good service always. Sincerely More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the honey moon package for 4 nights which included airport transfer, a ride through the trees in a chair lift to see a stunning view, dinner in the Chagres restaurant and massage in the clarins spa. The food was great, the room or suite even better, just luxurious, large and with a stunning view of the Chagres River.... More

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us at Gamboa Rainforest Resort did not meet your expectations and I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave your comment. Please be assured that your comment is extremely valuable to us and help us to improve our service and property on a daily basis. We... More

Maplewood, New Jersey
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13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rooms and hotel are lovely. Whilst not new, the hotel is still full of grace. Pros: super safe for a young family (we have two kids - 5 & 7 years) great pool fantastic outlook of the Chagres river (not the canal as we initially thought) free night tour (20 mins by bus around the resort animal spotting -... More

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Panama again in the future. Kind regards More

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Address: Goethals Blvd. | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gamboa Rainforest Resort 3.5*
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Deep in the heart of the Panamanian rainforest lies the completely unique Gamboa Rainforest Resort. This magnificent five-star destination rests where the scenic Chagres River meets the Panama Canal and is the only resort property in the area. Few places on earth offer such an amazing natural experience while providing an unsurpassed level of luxury. Escape the noise and hectic pace of everyday life and surround yourself with the tranquility of the mystical Soberania National Forest. Here, just a short 30-minute ride from Panama City, on 340 acres overlooking the stunning Panama Canal, you can commune with nature in a pristine environment where explorers and pirates once tread. Our Panama Tours offer an exhilarating variety of jungle adventures such as an aerial tram, guided boat tours, fishing expeditions, and much more. Our tours are designed to show you wildlife in its natural setting amidst the colorful splendor of the jungle flora. ... more   less 
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